It's great for Happy Hour and Lunch. Nighttime they have music and can get loud. The food is average, but very good. the great ambience make up for it. I've been there at least 10 times.
11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time here.
This was our second time here. Very good dinner again! It will be a regular of ours for delicious food close to home.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another fun dinner at our local res
ALWAYS A NICE TIME TO BE HAD
THE Staff is great and service is excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Visited for the first time
Visited for the first time for a family Easter buffet brunch. Nice variety and balance of breakfast/lunch items offered. Enjoyed the pear and spinach salad, butternut squash ravioli and baked salmon. Kids appreciated their food, too. Oldest especially pleased when his milk got refilled because of the special event. Youngest (when not eating) enjoyed counting the star-shaped decorative lighting fixtures. We expect to visit again during their regular service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy Viva...Had lunch
Always enjoy Viva...Had lunch with two old friends. It was a delicious meal and so nice that were told to not worry about hurrying to leave. They kept telling us to stay as long as we want..and we did. A lazy late Friday afternoon lunch. It was great !
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Dinner
Had a great Mother's Day Dinner. There was a modified menu for the day which is to be expected but always makes me concerned. The food, however, was great for all of us- one of the best Prime Ribs I've had in a long time (end cut). The service was perfect. Juan was our server- ask for him if you go. He is excellent. Always there when you need him, never there too much. Overall I've always been pleased with Viva.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for a lovely evening
We came to Viva to celebrate our son's middle school graduation. You are located in our neighborhood and although we don't come all the time, you made it a very special evening for us and our out-of-town guests. Thank you for being in Los Gatos, for your consistency, your caring waitstaff, your high standards and being able to take care of us. We saw many other graduation families there, but we were all able to enjoy the evening by ourselves.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good - never great
Viva always has a nice ambiance and a band on some nights. We were there on Saturday night and it was very quiet - not what I am used to here. Our waiter was very preoccupied with just about everything but waiting tables. Whenever we asked for something he would go out of his way to find the busboy or someone else to handle our request (this could only happen when he delivered food) Mediocre ingredients such as the olive oil and parmesan cheese always stop the food from being really good. I really do like this restaurant and would recommend it - it's just a little frustrating because it could be a great restaurant with just a little more effort.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Viva Los Gatos
An excellent neighborhood eatery. The food is excellent. The service was a little spotty but overall good. I had the chicken risotto and my date had the jumbo prawns and raviolis. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. The wine selection is excellent. Overall a very nice evening.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started out waiting but issue
Started out waiting but issue was quickly rectified and then service was fantastic. Food was delicious.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always feel like a VIP!
Viva is such a terrific option to driving into Los Gatos and fighting the parking problems, etc...and I go just often enough for lunch with business colleagues that the hostess ALWAYS warmly greets me and make me feel like I'm her most important customer...! The food is always amazing and served by friendly/knowledgeable staff...and when the weather is 'patio friendly' the outdoor patio is perfect!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure!
Great service! Our waiter was pleasant, attentive and offered good suggestions on wine. I always love the energy at Viva. Wish the tables could be a bit more spread out, but still one of my favorite places to go regardless. The live entertainment is a big draw! Thanks for providing!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had chicken risotto and paella. And we sat in the overflow room. And we didn't have to wait for a table on a busy night. So a success! The paella was very good. I think their prices must be affected by their rent because it has to be expensive in a Los Gatos strip mall and the paella didnt have quantity or ingredients to get to $29. So I think we were paying the landlord. :-). Thats OK, we will be back. Cheers
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun time with friends
Had a great time celebrating my birthday with some close friends. Viva was very accommodating and fun. The food was yummy and everyone in our party enjoyed what we ordered. Hopefully we'll be back again!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Viva, always a Goodie!
Viva is a standard in dining! You can bring your family, children, older parents, young adults, couples and a great date night too!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch service was disappointing
I love Viva...best place in the Los Gatos area for a nice lunch during the week or a nice dinner anytime, but my first brunch experience there was quite disappointing...we ate out on the patio which a great place to be...the food was fantastic...however, the service was extremely slow. I don't know if they were down a server or what, but everything took almost twice as long as I would have expected. We were there over 2 hours and had to rush to get our check since one gal in our party was flying out of SJ Airport and needed to get going. I hope they beef up their service during brunch so I can refer people there for EVERY meal!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was with a group of five for lunch. I was very impressed as were they. Food excellent, nice upbeat atmosphere, great service. I'm vegan and the menu had a lot from which I could select. A couple people had a little hard time hearing. (One always has a hard time hearing anyway.) They thought it may have been due to the air conditioner near the back where we were seated. We agreed that we would return.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had friends visiting we hadn't seen in a long time with their college age daughter and our children (12 & 14yrs). It's a winner
for all, but we'd go here with just adults as well. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is fun and energetic. Along with drinks and wine list...its just great all around
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
No matter what day of the
No matter what day of the week it is Viva’s is the place to dine. Viva’s has great energy from the moment walk through the door.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice lunch.
This is the third time in eight years my retired teach friends and I have gone to VIVA. We loved the food, but the prices had risen quite a bit since our last visit. There were several gulps at our table, and one widowed retired teacher only ordered soup that was more than $10.00. We probably won't be going there again even tho we love the place. It is just to pricey for an 11:30 lunch with old friends. We choose a different restaurant and go out together once a month. The food was delicious and the service was great.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite neighborhood eatery
I brought my cousins who were visiting from Holland to Viva for lunch. It was delicious. They raved about the food, the service was very good and sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day made it all the more special. It's a neighborhood gem. Their brunch on the weekends is very good as well. I highly recommend it.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
I never have any trouble with Viva. On Thursday there is a happy hour menu which makes both drinks and food far more reasonable. As new restaurants in Los Gatos open, every rushes to alter their loyalties. I still think Viva is the best.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was slow.
Our food was very good, but the service was slow. We were surprised because we were there at 6 on a Tues. night.
We will try it again as the service was good other times we were there.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spot on for a neighbor gem
Great place for a family celebration. Something for everyone !
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my mom here for her birthday! This was my 3rd time at this restaurant and I will definitely be back. Food and service was great. It's a refreshing spot to go outside of DT Los Gatos..they actually have parking.. LOL a rare find.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have such a great experience when we dine at Viva. We sat at the bar yesterday, and the bartender is always so nice! He is so on top of everything!! The food is always delicious and fresh, as well. We really enjoy dining at Viva!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always nice to be a part of
Always nice to be a part of the neighborhood locals - and have Viva to go to. Love going here.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food, service was great and setting was beautiful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice local restaurant and comfortable place for lunch or dinner without all the noise of downtown Los Gatos. A real neighborhood place!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
this was our 4th thanksgiving
this was our 4th thanksgiving dinner at viva's. thank-you
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location - easy access and parking - quality food in well lit, clean, pleasant atmosphere.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM